Query Letter Bootcamp


Query Letter Bootcamp

Come in with a rough-draft query letter and walk out with a query ready for agents to drool over.


$60.00 (any noted materials fee included)


$80.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Member (Virtual)

$60.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Guest (Virtual)

$80.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 8/3/2024 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Sat, 8/3/2024

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Class, Online, No Prerequisite

Writers Studio, and Online

Fiction, Nonfiction, Publishing


If you're querying agents for the first time, or you’ve been querying but haven’t seen the level of interest you'd like, let's tackle that query letter so you can go from query novice to a query pro. Instead of just “teaching,” we'll get hands-on with your letter.

Micah Brocker from Corvisiero Literary Agency hosts this in-person bootcamp that is part presentation on the querying process and part in-class query letter critique. Micah will share insights from her years of experience as a literary agent. She'll help demystify the query letter, break down the fundamental elements of a query letter, and put those elements together to create the perfect query.

We'll start with a presentation that digs into, and drafts, each element of a query. Then a few query letters will be broken down and built back before breaking into groups to work on your query letters with the help of the instructor. By the end of this class, you should be ready to send your query letter to any agent.

You will learn:

  • The art of querying: When to query and where to find agents.
  • The elements of a query letter.
  • How to organize and compose a query letter.
  • How to strengthen your query to get maximum agent attention.


  • This class is for students with a manuscript or project they plan to query with agents.
  • This class can be taken in person at BARN, or online. Details will be provided at registration.
  • If you'd like to volunteer for your query letter to be included in a live critique, you'll have an option to send it after enrollment. The first eight query letters will get notes from Micah.


Completed query letter (submit query prior to class for a chance that your query is used as an example during the presentation!).


Bring a laptop to class if possible. If not, bring a pen, paper, and copy of your query letter.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Micah Brocker

Micah spent the last five years in the business world helping entrepreneurs and artists gain the financial and legal knowledge needed to succeed. It has been her lifelong dream to foster careers for all artists, particularly authors and screenwriters. At Corvisiero Literary Agency, she's interested in fostering her client’s careers from the start and building their businesses with them.
In both film and novels, she is interested in young adult contemporary stories that deal with messy relationships and issues that can help young adults put words to their experiences. She's also looking for YA science fiction and urban fantasy that provide an escape while still helping us connect to the everyday troubles of growing up. In adult literature, she loves women’s and upmarket fiction dealing with burdensome secrets, messy relationships, and characters with a deep desire to change their lives, the world etc.
You can find this Seattle resident hiking or running in the rain when she's not indoors reading with her trusty cat at her side.

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